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Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

Practicing Self Control in New Environments

By Sophie Tsamaidis

When I was in elementary, I went to a small Christian school. It was an “everyone knows everyone” kind of place and it was easy to converse about our faith inside the classroom. At the end of

Fruit Of The Spirit: A Collect On Self-Control

By the Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr., Rector

God of power
Nothing I do
begins in me
that does not already
begin in you.
Fill me
with your Spirit
so that I may be
the person
you created me
to be
in all that I am
and all that I do.
Amen.

A Story About Gentleness

By Paloma Torres

Here is a story that helped me understand the importance of gentleness. For most of this summer, my old dog, Scout, had been very sick. Eventually, she started getting even worse. I kept

Fruit Of The Spirit: A Collect On Gentleness

By the Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr., Rector

Gentle God
let me
hold others
with
the same
loving touch
that
you
hold me
make
my hands
nimble
enough
to cradle
broken
bodies
make
my heart
open
enough
to care for
suffering
souls
make
my eyes
clear
enough
to see
the struggle
behind
each face.
Amen.

Discovering Faithfulness One Rideshare at a Time

By Ekanem Okeke

Thinking of the experiences that I have had, somewhat surprisingly, one event that stood out to me revolved around an Uber ride that I took.

In my sophomore year, I played basketball on one of

Fruit of the Spirit: A Collect on Faithfulness

By the Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr., Rector

Faithful God
though we
flee from
your
presence
daily
you
never
forsake us.
remind us
us
always
of
your
unshakeable
faith
in us
as we
acknowledge
our
unshakeable
need
to find
our
faith
in you
Amen.

Special Project Committee For Campus Renovation – July 2020 Report

By Mollie Proctor, Congregational Communications co-chair

In 2017 Christ Church Cranbrook began envisioning a campus redevelopment project to address a variety of needs including increased multipurpose space, additional classrooms, increased accessibility and modernized facilities.  In 2019, a successful capital campaign, 

Witnessing Generosity

By Charlie Foster

My experience started at the beginning of the quarantine. My school was shut down in the middle of March and I had so much free time on my hands I had no clue what to

Fruit of the Spirit: A Collect on Generosity

By the Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr., Rector

Generous God
all
I have
is from you
my life
echoes
your life
my love
echoes
your love
help me
to live
and love
as you
live
and love
let the gift
I am
be
a gift
to others
let
the gift
I am
reflect
the gift
you are
to me
let
my love
return
the love
you show me
let
my life
be
your

The Importance of Kindness

By Alex Eikenberry

When I was 14 years old I spent my summer going into high school volunteering in a program called Summer in the City. It was an incredible experience that allowed me to hang out with